From Olympic speed skater to Franciscan nun

This Sunday 23 April will see 700 young people from across the diocese attend the Rite of Acceptance in Brentwood Cathedral, as part of their preparation for Confirmation in their own parishes at Pentecost.  Before being introduced to the Bishop, they will hear a talk by Sr Catherine Holum, an inspirational speaker who also took part in Flame in Wembley this year. Sr Catherine used to be an Olympic speed skater before joining the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, whose mission is to work with the poor and the homeless. She is based at St Clare’s Convent in Leeds.

Please pray for all our Confirmation candidates.